Table 2

Infection Criteria (A wound was classified as infected if it exhibited any of the following infection criteria)

Infection criteriaTap water (n=11)Saline (n=20)
Stitch abscess01 (5)
Erythema (<1 cm)6 (55)10 (50)
Erythema (>1 cm)3 (27)7 (35)
Gross exudate2 (18)2 (10)
Fever ≥38°C00